In his harshest attack yet on Donald Trump, President Joe Biden attacked him for his habit of watching television while mobs stormed Capitol.  

Biden was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris as he addressed the Capitol Attack from Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. This is one of many rooms where Trump supporters tried to enter the House chamber while lawmakers tried to confirm Biden’s election. 

“We witnessed with our own eyes that rioters threatened these halls and threatened the life of Speaker of the House,” Biden said. Biden said that they had literally built gallows in order to hang the vice-president of the United States of America. “What didn’t we see?” It was impossible to see the former president who had just rallied the mob against him, sitting alone in his private dining room at the White House Oval Office, watching the news and then doing nothing for hours.    

Biden attacked the MAGA mob, saying that it wasn’t just a bunch of tourists. It was an insurrection armed.   

Biden stated, “Here is truth,” “The past president of the United States of America has created and propagated a network of lies concerning the 2020 election.”

Trump said that Trump made this decision because he believes power is more important than principle. Biden explained that Trump sees his interest above the interest of America. 

Biden declared, “And because His bruised ego is more important to him than our Democracy or our Constitution,” “He cannot accept that he has lost.”   

President Joe Biden blasted former President Donald Trump for spreading a 'web of lies' and sitting idly by as his supporters attacked the Capitol Building one year ago on Thursday

Joe Biden attacked former President Donald Trump’s ‘webof lies’ while sitting by and watching his supporters storm the Capitol Building one-year ago.

President Joe Biden addressed the January 6 Capitol attack from Statuary Hall Thursday morning

The January 6, 2006 Capitol Attack was addressed by President Joe Biden from Statuary Hall on Thursday morning

Vice President Kamala Harris (left) spoke before President Joe Biden (right) at an event Thursday morning marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol attack

Kamala Harris, Vice President of Kamala (left), spoke to President Joe Biden (right), at an event that took place Thursday morning in commemoration of one year since the attack on the Capitol. 

President Joe Biden (center) walks through the Capitol Building with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right)

Joe Biden, president (center) walks through Capitol Building (left) with Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (right), and Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker (right). 

President Joe Biden (right) enters the U.S. Capitol alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (center)

Joe Biden (right), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (center), entered the U.S. Capitol 

Biden spoke long about legitimacy of 2020’s presidential election. Trump continued to dole out the “big lie”, that Trump was unable to win a second term in part due to election fraud.  

Biden pointed out that the big lie told by both the ex-president and many Republicans who are afraid of his anger is that insurrection occurred on November 3, 2020. 

Trump’s supporters, he said, are trying to “rewrite history.” 

“That the January 6 riot is an expression of will and people’s desire to riot” Is there a worse way to view America, this country? Biden asked. ‘I cannot.’   

“Over 150 Million Americans went to the polls that day. A pandemic. They could be at grave risk. The president said that they should not be attacked but applauded. 

He briefly spoke of Democrats’ vote rights campaign, noting how “new laws are being created not to protect or deny the right to vote.” 

Biden will be traveling to Georgia Tuesday for a wider address on voting rights. 

Biden declared that former President Barack Obama and his supporters were the only way to win. He said, “The only way they can win is to suppress you vote and subvert our election.” ‘It’s wrong. It isn’t democratic and, frankly, un-American. 

Biden went on to say that Trump was telling his supporters that they couldn’t trust the 2020 results. 

The president stated that “The truth is, no election, in American history has been more carefully scrutinized and more meticulously counted.”   

Biden stated that he was looking for an excuse to hide the truth. He is not a past president; he was a defeated one. 

You were defeated by 7,000,000 votes. Biden said that the election was free, fair and open to all. “There’s no evidence that the election results are incorrect.”   

Biden claimed that Trump’s supporters called the MAGA mob storming the Capitol “the nation’s true patriotics”. 

‘Is that what you thought when you looked at the mob ransacking the capitol, destroying property, literally defecating in the hallways?’ The president replied. The president said, “Going through the desks senators and representatives.” Hunting down Congressmen. 

‘Patriots?’ Biden asked. “Not in my opinion.” 

Biden claimed that true patriots were not the people, but the elect workers and law enforcers who stood up for the Capitol during January 6. 

He stated, “You don’t have to love your country unless you win.” You can’t follow the law just because it’s convenient. If you allow lies to be told, it is impossible not to be patriotic. 

Biden did not use Trump’s name in his Thursday morning address. Instead, he referred to Trump as “the former president.” 

Biden said to reporters, “I didn’t want it to become a contemporary political struggle,” as he left Capitol.  

Trump made a new statement following Biden’s speech and said that the election was rigged. He also repeated the phrase, “The Big Lie Was the Election.” 

Trump said that ‘this political theater is only a distraction from the fact Biden have completely and totally failed’, adding to the inflation crisis, Afghanistan, and U.S.-Mexico migrant crises and ongoing coronavirus pandemics, as well as school closures. 

The Capitol is seen at dawn, one year after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection by supporters of then-President Donald Trump

One year following the January 6th violent insurrection led by Trump supporters, the Capitol can be seen rising at dawn

U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6

U.S. Capitol Police maintain watch over the West Front at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6,

Snow on grounds of Capitol Hill on the morning of January 6th

On the morning of January 6, snow fell on Capitol Hill

U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger stands outside the U.S. Capitol on the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack

J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police at the U.S. Capitol, stands in front the Capitol to mark the 1st anniversary of the attack on January 6, 2021.

Members of U.S. Capitol Police arrive for duty

The U.S. Capitol Police arrives for service

On Thursday morning, the US Capitol building was peaceful as Democrats prepared to commemorate their fallen friends. The building was guarded by a large police force and metal barricades. The storm that hit earlier this week had left snow on the ground. 

The president, upon arriving at Capitol, told reporters that he was praying for a day not like the one he had last year. It’s all I am praying. The Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker) and Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, escorted him to the building. 

Republicans accuse Democrats of trying to play politics with the anniversary.

In a statement on January 6, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell described it as “dark” but then attacked Democrats for trying change Senate rules in order pass voting rights legislation.

McConnell noted that McConnell was amazed at the efforts of some Washington Democrats to capitalize on this anniversary for partisan policies long prior to this event. ‘It is especially jaw-dropping to hear some Senate Democrats invoke the mob’s attempt to disrupt our country’s norms, rules, and institutions as a justification to discard our norms, rules, and institutions themselves.’   

Statuary Hall, which is the original House chamber in the U.S. Capitol Building, was set up like a TV studio in advance of the occasion

Statuary Hall was originally the House chamber within the U.S. Capitol Building. 

Workers clean the Statuary Hall stage before President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrived Thursday morning

Workers cleaned the Statuary Hall stage prior to President Joe Biden’s arrival and Vice President Kamala Harris arriving Thursday morning 

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone arrives in the Hall of Columns on the first anniversary of attack on the Capitol

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone is seen in the Hall of Columns at the 1st anniversary of attack against the Capitol

Trump is a topic that has been avoided by the Biden Administration, especially since he continues to claim that he won 2020’s presidential election.

Psaki also pursued members of Republican Party that supported Trump’s claim that he had won the presidency. spokeswoman Sheryl Sandberg said, “What you will hear the president talk about tomorrow is that you don’t only love your country when it wins,” “You don’t just love your country; you also love democracy in all its forms. But what’s most frustrating to the president is the silence or complacency of far too many Republicans, who have stood by the lies and propagated misinformation to the American people.

Rioters breached the Capitol on January 6 during a 'Stop the Steal' rally which claimed Donald Trump had won the election as Congress met to count electoral votes and certify Joe Biden's presidential election win

Rioters stormed the Capitol in January during the “Stop the Steal” rally. The protest claimed Donald Trump had won the election. Congress was meeting to count electoral vote and confirm Joe Biden’s win. 

Thousands of Trump supporters are seen on January 6, 2021, marching towards the Capitol

On January 6, 2021 thousands of Trump supporters marched towards the Capitol.

The riot of January 6 left 150 members of law enforcement injured, and cost five their lives

February 6th riot left 150 law enforcement personnel injured and five of their lives lost.

Donald Trump, above, speaks to his supporters outside the White House on the morning of January 6th

Donald Trump speaks with his supporters at the White House in the morning of January 6, 2018.

Psaki spoke out clearly about Trump in her press conference. Before addressing his supporters on January 6, 2021 outside the White House, the former president marched up to the Capitol and attempted to block the official certification of Biden’s victory. House Democrats impeached Trump but the Senate exonerated him. 

Psaki stated that Biden was ‘clear-eyed’ about the danger the ex-president poses to democracy, and the way the ex president works to undermine fundamental American values and the rule of law.

Biden views January 6th, she said, as the ‘tragic culmination’ of four years spent under Donald Trump.

Trump cancelled the January 6th press conference. 

Democrats have intensified their inquiry into the Jan 6th insurrection just before Thursday’s oneyear anniversary.

For the one year anniversary of the MAGA Riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans a full day of events. This includes a moment on the House Floor, testimony by lawmakers and a prayer vigil at the Capitol steps.  

Pelosi stated in a letter that the events were intended to serve as an opportunity for reflection, remembrance or recommitment.  

Republicans who had not yet revealed how they would mark the occasion, accused Democrats grandstanding.

Republican Senator John Thune stated that he believed they would try to politicize this event.

Democrats are hoping to capitalise on the anniversary and speed up their probe. They also plan on attracting a huge audience via prime-time hearings. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a day-long slate of events planned for the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection - above she is seen with then-Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the joint session of Congress on that day

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of House of Representatives has an entire day of events scheduled for January 6, 2009’s anniversary. Above she is seen together with Mike Pence (then Vice President) ahead of that day’s joint session of Congress.

The House committee investigating January 6th is considering Watergate-style prime-time hearings; above are Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney of the panel

The House committee investigating January 6th is considering Watergate-style prime-time hearings; above are Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney of the panel

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is among those pushing for prime-time hearings on Jan. 6 riot

Jamie Raskin, Democratic Rep. is one of those pushing for prime time hearings Jan. 6th riot

Democratic plans to mark the one-year anniversary in Capitol of January 6th Riot 

9.: President Biden and Vice President Harris deliver remarks in National Statuary Hall in the Capitol

10 am: Speaker Nancy Pelosi hold a closed-press Moment of Reflection on the House floor

12:15 pm: A Statement from Speaker Pelosi, and a Moment for Silence on The House Floor 

12:00 pm: Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; and Historian Jon Meacham moderate a conversation with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

2:20 pm: Democratic Rep. Jason Crow leads lawmakers in giving testimonials about what they experienced on January 6th

5.30 pm: Pelosi and Schumer lead a Bicameral Prayer Vigil on Capitol Center Steps

“I have supported this strategy since the beginning,” Jamie Raskin (Democratic Rep.) said on Wednesday to MSNBC’s Morning Joe. 

When the 1973 hearings on Richard Nixon’s presidency captured America, he said that he desired a Watergate-style approach. An estimated 85 percent of the nation was listening to them at one time.

Raskin said that as a youngster, he used to be able to see a little bit of Watergate’s hearings. “If that’s possible for an office break-in at the Watergate Hotel, it’s certainly possible for us to do the same for the Capitol of America. A storming and seizure of government offices would disrupt the peaceful transfer power.

Those prime-time hearings could occur in late March or early April, Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, told Bloomberg News.

However, there is no set date. 

Thompson stated, “We are working towards that.” 

These hearings will also include high-profile witnesses which could help them get maximum exposure. Former Vice President Mike Pence, Fox News host Sean Hannity are two of those names being considered.

Donald Trump pressured Pence heavily to cancel the 2020 election results and wipe out Joe Biden’s victory. This was in order to secure him a second term. Presiding over the Electoral College results certification, the vice president is symbolic. Pence was the target of January 6th rioters who threatened to hang him.

Thompson stated to CNN that Thompson and his panel wanted to hear more from Pence.

He said, “I hope that he will do the right thing by coming forward to talk to the committee.”

“We have not asked formal questions. However, if he did offer to do so we would be happy to accept. All things are under consideration,” he said. 

According to The Washington Post, so far the investigation has seen more than 300 interviews, more than 50 subpoenas and more than 35,000 records. The committee also received many tips via their Jan.6 tipline. 

Hearings will soon be held for names. 

On Tuesday, the panel asked Sean Hannity (longtime Trump supporter) to be a “fact witness” in their investigation. They noted how Hannity was expressing concern and giving advice to White House staff. 

Hannity’s texts to Mark Meadows, then chief of staff at the White House, were released by the committee.

Hannity wrote, on the 6th of January: “I am very concerned about the next 48 hour,”

Hannity texted Meadows on January 5th, the day before the Capitol attack. The WH counsel will be leaving. 

Thompson sent a letter to Hannity in which he wrote that the texts suggested that Thompson knew about concerns expressed by the White House Counsel’s Office concerning the legality for the plans of President Trump for January 6. 

Thompson said to Hannity, “These facts are directly pertinent to our inquiry.” 

Thompson said also that Hannity seemed to have had “detailed information regarding President Trump’s mind during the days following January 6th attacks.” 

Hannity indicated that he spoke to Trump January 10, and this made Fox News’ host nervous in the days leading up to the January 20th inauguration of President Joe Biden. 

Hannity advised Meadows (and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan) that there is a straight path to landing the plane within 9 days. 

“He cannot mention the election ever again. Ever. He was not available today. Even worse, I have no idea what I should say or do, and it isn’t something I like to know if I understand. Ideas?’ 

On his Fox News show on Tuesday evening, Hannity launched into a stinging rebuke of DC officials and their ‘willing accomplices’ but didn’t mention the letter from the House committee investigating the MAGA riot.

He began, “I have an important message for all of you swamp creatures elected in Washington, D.C., and your willing complicities, your media secretaries in government,” he said. 

“It is truly repulsive. It just repulsive. All of you sycophants you sit by, say nothing, do nothing as Joe Biden completely mismanages COVID-19,” he stated.

The plans of Republicans for the anniversary of the riot have yet to be revealed.

Many Republican lawmakers were critical of Trump’s actions in the aftermath of January 6, 2017. Some called him that same day to help him stop the rioters. In the months that followed, however, many have made good with Trump. This is especially true as Trump still holds a strong grip on his Republican base.  

Many Republican senators, including Leader Mitch McConnell, will be in Atlanta for the funeral of former Senator Johnny Isakson on Thursday. 

From left to right: Sgt. Aquilino Gonell of the US Capitol Police, Officer Michael Fanone of the DC Metropolitan Police and Officer Daniel Hodges of the DC Metropolitan Police listen as Private First Class Harry Dunn of the US Capitol Police testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on US Capitol on July 27

From left: Sergeant. From left to right: Sgt.

The House panel investigating January 6th has said they'd like to hear form Mike Pence

House committee investigating January 6th said that they would like to hear from Mike Pence

Members of the House panel said earlier in the week they’d received testimony inside Trump’s West Wing starting January 6th. It focuses upon Trump’s inability stop the rioters. 

Vice chair Liz Cheney (Republican Rep. Liz Cheney) revealed that there was “firsthand” testimony that Ivanka Donald twice requested her father to expel the rioters. 

Cheney, ABC’s This Week, stated that they know the family of Ivanka and know their daughter.

According to Michael Wolff’s new Trump book Landslide, Ivanka said that the insurrection was an “optics issue” as it took place.  

She tried to stop the riot herself, tweeting: ‘American Patriots – any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. It is imperative that the violence cease immediately. Be peaceful. Since then, the tweet was deleted. 

The House committee was rebuffed in the meantime by former Trump advisers and aides, whose testimony was subpoenaed.

This includes Steve Bannon, a former Trump strategist, and Meadows. Bannon, who refused to appear before the panel for his criminal contempt of Congress offense, has been charged and will be tried in July. In December, Meadows was found in contempt by the House and the case was referred to the Justice Department.